William R. "Bill" West

William R. "Bill" West


von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Bill West is a Shareholder and Chairs the Business Section and Co-Chairs the Mergers & Acquisitions Section. Bill is a trusted advisor to his clients and they rely on his ability to achieve desired outcomes in a practical, timely and cost-effective manner – in other words, he gets things done. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate and business related transactions including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex corporate and commercial transactions
  • Corporate governance and business counseling
  • Business formation, strategy and structure
  • Business succession planning
  • Commercial real estate

Bill’s clients are involved in a range of industries, and include public and privately held businesses engaged in a wide variety of domestic and international transactions including asset and equity acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings.

Bill is also co-chair of the firm’s Retail Real Estate section. He represents clients nationwide in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. Bill has a national practice handling the retail real estate leasing needs of both tenants and landlords.

Location
  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427
Education
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, J.D., cum laude, graduated 1986
  • Marquette University, B.S., cum laude, graduated 1983
Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association - Business Law, Real Estate and Taxation Sections
  • Catholic Memorial High School - Former Chair and Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

71 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

12 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Milwaukee (2020)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Milwaukee (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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